Fortunately I found the perfect pattern in the Spring/ Summer edition of Fresh Quilts. The pattern, by Gudrun Erla, was actually for a wallhanging but I reasoned that it would also be ideal for a baby quilt.
|Image of What does the Fox say? from Fresh Quilts Spring/Summer 2014|
The QAYG technique I mentioned in my previous post was a revelation. I took longer to work out the fabric placement than it did to actually make the quilt!
Basically the blocks were pieced into strips and then attached together and quilted to the wadding and backing in one step. I was a bit worried about keeping my lines straight on the diagonal but it worked out fine.
This is how the quilting looks from the back, it is perhaps more minimal than I might otherwise have done but it would be easy to add extra quilting as each strip is added.
The backing fabric had also been lurking in my stash for a while as it was a lucky find in the fabric bins at my local Abakhan store when we lived in Riga. I was delighted when I discovered that I had more than enough of it to back this quilt.
With the seagull theme of the fabric the applique had to be a boat! I shall not embarrass myself by telling you how many times it took for me to get the fusible web applique sails the right way round though :) Let's just say that I was very happy when I finally got it to work!
The stats for the quilt are;
Pattern by Gudrun Erla in Fresh Quilts Spring/Summer 2014
Fabric Seagull Flock by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics
Size 35" x 43"
It is what feels like my first for a long time Friday finish too, so I am linking it up to
Crazy Mom Quilts